Friday, July 13, 2007

More of my downtown sketch crawl

More sketches from my trip to Athens....which was voted one of the top ten college towns. It has a great area downtown to walk in just jammed pack with great restaurants of all types...

All of these were done in my moleskine with ink and prismacolor pencil

This is the view at nite out my hotel window...oddly there were not many colors at nite...just the street lights and stop lights...and a sign or two that would show in the dark ...I didnt even notice the patrol car or the side street for quite a while....it needs a little more color in it but who knows if or when that will happen...
This is the happening corner in downtown Athens, College and E. Clayton Street...it was not a hot day so alot of people were standing around just talking....the trees have really grown up ....i would have drawn more but a street guy came up and wanted to have a long conversation so off I went to the next spot...moleskine with ink and prismacolor pencils


These are the famous University of Georgia Arches....you are not allowed to walk thru them till you graduate....they are found on Broad Street near where it meets College Street on Old Campus. The University of Georgia is the oldest land grant college in the US dating back to 1793 and some of the buildings on this part of campus are the original ones...back when all this area was in the country...almost frontier....now there are more than 35000 students at UGA...or Georgia as we called it when i went there. not really happy with the grass...scratched some of it off...its too solidly green!:> ..

6 comments:

Lin said...

I was wondering where you were! These are fabulous --!! But my fav is the garden! Glorious gate and gardens, Maggie ...!! So inviting!

martín said...

Haven't heard of you for some weeks now. I like these sketches. I like the fastness you show in the lines. They're very colorful, too. Are you retuning to your Charles Reid-method WC's?? hahaha. best wishes.

Anita said...

LOVE those Georgia Arches!

phthaloblu said...

Beautiful sketches, Maggie. Gorgeous colors.

MILLY said...

Love your detailed sketches. I am pleased to find your blog because I get to see quilts too,my second favourite thing, drawing is first.
Eileen

MILLY said...

I do really simple quilts with geometic shapes,such as triangles .A few in "things I make" on my blog. Nothing as creative as yours.Also make them small then they get finished ! Eileen